Securities Borrowing Account

Develop more trading strategies
with OCBC Securities Borrowing


  • Enables you to short-sell without the fear of facing a buy-in by the respective exchange
  • Directional short if you hold a bearish view of the market or a particular stock
  • Arbitrage if there is a mispricing between the underlying securities and its derivatives
  • Hedge if you wish to lock in the sales price in anticipation of the securities you will receive

    due to bonus or rights issue

  • Pairs trading if you notice a divergence in two similar and correlated stock
  • Fail cover if you have accidentally oversold your securities

Eligibility
  • Age 21 and above


How to apply

How it works

Cash as collateral

Borrow limit Up to 2 times shares
Cash S$5,000
Value of share borrowed S$10,000 (2 times)
Margin percentage Total share value / shares borrowed
= 150%

(S$10,000 + S$5,000) ÷ S$10,000

 

Securities borrowing margin call

Margin call for share borrowing occurs when margin percentage falls below 140%.

Commission rates & charges

Commission rates vary depending on the different markets and trading channels used to execute the orders.

View commission rates



Tradable products & trading channels

Products available for borrowing

Company shares

Unit of ownership in a corporation, mutual fund or other organisations.

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Index funds that give you instant access to a diversified portfolio of securities representing the index but at a low cost of entry minimum.





Trading channels

Designated broker & iOCBC

Trade conveniently via your designated broker and our online trading platform.

iOCBC TradeMobile

Manage your investments on-the-go.





2 ways to apply

Risk warning for Share Borrowing

Risk warning for Securities Borrowing

Borrowing to finance the trading of securities (leveraging/gearing) or to cover your short selling activities carries a high degree of risk. If the value of the collaterals fluctuates substantially, falling below the maintenance margin requirement, you may be called upon to deposit substantial additional funds on short notice in order to maintain your position. If you fail to comply with a request for additional funds or reduce your loan within the specified time, your position may be liquidated at a loss and you will be liable for any resulting deficit in your account.

To apply for a Corporate Account, please call us at 1800 338 8688

By mail

Please mail in copies of the necessary documents and forms:
1
NRIC/SAF/SPF ID

for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs

or
Passport

(with 6 months validity) for foreigners

2
Forms
Download and complete the appropriate forms.

Required forms
    1. Application form (individual), or
    2.Application form (joint)

Optional Forms

3
Supporting Documents

Include any one of the following documents (original and no older than 3 months from date of application) :

An original and recent:

  • Phone bill
  • Bank statement
  • Income tax statement
  • CPF statement
  • CDP statement
Mailing address

OCBC Securities Private Limited
18 Church Street #01-00
OCBC Centre South
Singapore 049479

Please note:

All forms and supporting documents are required to be certified by one of the following:

  • Authorised OCBC Securities officer or;
  • OCBC Bank officer (the authorised bank officer must affix the Bank’s stamp and indicate his name and employee ID on the document) or;
  • Notary Public, Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore Embassy or Justice of Peace. For a list of our approved Solicitors, please contact our customer service officers. The witnessing officer should provide name, contact number and website address.

At OCBC Securities Investors Hub

1
NRIC/SAF/SPF ID

for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs

or
Passport

(with 6 months validity) for foreigners

 

 

2
Find us at:

OCBC Securities Private Limited
18 Church Street
#01-00 OCBC Centre South
Singapore 049479

Need help?

1800 338 8688

 or contact us online